Determined Dan Trust walks 164 miles to raise over £11,000 for Leeds Cares
A group of friends, family and supporters took on a 7 day, 164 mile 'Giving Back Through Rugby League Walk'
In April 2014, aged ten years old, Daniel Morton was diagnosed with a brain tumour. Dan, now 15, has since undergone surgery at Leeds Teaching Hospitals to remove four brain tumours, most recently in November 2018. Determined Dan was set up to raise vital funds in aid of Leeds Cares helping to improve the facilities on the brain injuries ward at the LGI to benefit children and their families suffering with brain related injuries.
On Friday 29th March a group of family, friends and supporters of Determined Dan set off on their epic ‘Giving Back Through Rugby League Walk’ across the North of England from Wigan to Hull. On Day 5 of their challenge, some of the Leeds Cares team cheered on the group when they arrived at Headingley Stadium, home of the Leeds Rhinos. Despite all of the blisters and getting caught in the rain the group were in good spirits after finding out their total amount raised in aid of Leeds Cares had surpassed the £10,000 mark! Dan was also kindly gifted a signed shirt from Leeds Rhinos and free tickets to their next game.
Before Dan and his supporters set off on their 164 mile walk, the teenager was lucky enough to meet Her Royal Highness Sophie, Countess of Wessex GVCO, Patron, Leeds Children’s Hospital when she officially opened the new 3TMRi and Hybrid Theatre at Leeds General Infirmary. This new facility funded by Leeds Cares and the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund is a perfect example of the amazing difference that funds raised through fundraising efforts like Determined Dan make for patients and their families at Leeds Teaching Hospitals.
The group completed their ‘Giving Back Through Rugby League Walk’ yesterday and have raised a phenomenal total – over £11,000 in aid of Leeds Cares!
You can donate to Determined Dan through their Crowdfunding page.